Cuernavaca is located one hour from Mexico City. The city is known for its friendly hospitality and mild climate with more than 320 days of sunshine per year. Today, the city attracts well-to-do weekend visitors seeking refuge from the hectic Mexican capital and retirees from around the world, including members of European royal families.
In Cuernavaca you will find culture and fine cuisine near the School's Residence: the Cuauhnáhuac Museum, Diego Rivera murals, the Palace of Cortéz, the 400-year-old cathedral, the pyramids of Xochicalco, restaurants of national and international fame, luxury stores and folkloric centers such as the local artisans' craft market, the main square and the 'fayuca', narrow streets lined with street merchants peddling everything imaginable.
For golfers, Cuernavaca offers two acclaimed golf courses situated less than ten minutes from the residence.
Thanks to the central location of Cuernavaca, you can make several excursions during your weekends. Should you be interested in cultural and / or sightseeing activities, our staff will gladly provide you with a broad choice of local points of interest to visit:
- Xochicalco, the mountaintop ceremonial center of the Toltecs.
- The village and the pyramid of Tepoztlán, a historic Mexican town.
- Taxco, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Mexico and a commercial center for silver crafts.
- Teotihuacan: an ancient capital of Mesoamerica and one of the most important archaeological sites of humanity.
- Tlayacapan, a colonial town.
- Estacas river.
- Tequesquitengo lake.
- The caves of Cacahuamilpa, famous for their natural beauty.
- The colonial cities of Puebla, and Guanajuato.
- The pyramids of Tula.
- Mexico City with its historic center, impressive cathedral, the world-renowned museum of anthropology and the Folkloric Ballet.
- Oaxaca and its pyramids of Monte Alban and Mitla.
- San Miguel de Allende: a picturesque colonial city.
You can travel to these destinations individually or accompanied by your instructor and a guide-driver licensed by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History.